Following a weekend with back-to-back victories over two top 10 nationally ranked opponents, the Seward County Community College women’s basketball team is back in the NJCAA Top 25 poll. The Lady Saints (6-2) have been tabbed No. 12 in the latest NJCAA poll, after last week falling out of the poll for the first time during the regular season since Jan. 25, 2006. Last weekend at the Garden City C.C. Classic, Seward County knocked off previous-No. 9 Northeastern Colorado J.C. (63-55) and defeated then-No. 6 Midland College (73-65). Seward County is now 2-2 against top 25 opponents this season and will continue playing against nationally-ranked opponents this weekend with a match-up against No. 3 (NJCAA D-II) Johnson County Community College on Friday at 9 p.m. in Coffeyville, for the Jayhawk Shootout.

Seward County is coming off its best team shooting performance of the season when they shot .491 (27-for-55) against Midland. The Lady Saints are a perfect 6-0 this season when shooting better than their opponent.

The Lady Saints have been led this season by sophomore All-American Tegan Cunningham, who is once again having a record-setting campaign. Following a 27 point/12 rebound performance against Midland, Cunningham ranks fourth in the Region and 11th in the country in scoring (20.9 ppg.) and she is tied for seventh in the Region VI with 8.8 rebounds per contest.

SCCC freshman point guard Stephani Rhoten is 29th in the nation in points scored (136), 32nd in scoring (17.0 ppg.) and she leads the Region VI averaging 6.1 assists per game. Already this season, Rhoten has led the team in scoring twice, lead the team in assists five times and has recorded the most steals on six occasions.